The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 25-year-old man for child abuse and other charges after a six-month-old girl was battered and covered in Windex.
Deputies were called to Sarasota Memorial Hospital Sunday morning after the infant was brought in with facial and head trauma. The baby’s mother and a witness explained that the little girl was sleeping in her crib when they went to bed Saturday night, but they woke up Sunday morning to the sound of her crying harder than normal. When the mother turned on the light she saw cuts to the baby’s face and near one of her eyes and that the crib had been moved into the living room. Both said Christopher Rounds, DOB 3/11/88, was the only person awake with the baby when she was crying. The mother said Rounds smoked K2 earlier in the day, while the witness said Rounds had been drinking and had anxiety attacks over caring for the infant.
Rounds is charged with Aggravated Child Abuse and is currently being held without bond. He also faces two counts of Disorderly Conduct for threatening deputies and two neighbors when initially contacted about the abuse investigation.